Completed Projects

Committee:

Recommendation 2015-2 – Technical Assistance by Federal Agencies in the Legislative Process offers best practices for agencies when providing Congress with technical drafting assistance.

Committee:

Recommendation 2021-8, Technical Reform of the Congressional Review Act – offers technical reforms of the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to clarify certain of its procedural aspects and reduce administrative burdens on executive-branch agencies and congressional offices.

Recommendation 2011-7 – The Federal Advisory Committee Act – Issues and Proposed Reforms addresses the administrative load imposed by Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and offers proposals to Congress, the General Services Administration, and agencies that use advisory committees, to alleviate certain procedural burdens associated with the existing regime, clarify the scope of the Act,...

Office of the Chairman Project

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission engaged the Administrative Conference of the United States to conduct an independent study evaluating the status and organizational placement of Administrative Judges (AJs) within the Commission’s federal sector hearing program.

Committee:

Recommendation 2016-5 – The Use of Ombuds in Federal Agencies takes account of the broad array of federal agency ombuds offices that have been established since the time of Recommendation 90-2.  The recommendation suggests that agencies and Congress consider creating additional ombuds offices where they may be of benefit.

Committee:

Recommendation 2021-4, Virtual Hearings in Agency Adjudication – addresses the use of virtual hearings—that is, proceedings in which participants attend remotely using a personal computer or mobile device—in agency adjudications.

Office of the Chairman Project

The Working Group on Self-Represented Parties in Administrative Hearings is co-led by the Administrative Conference and the Department of Justice’s Office for Access to Justice. The working group’s aim is to identify the challenges posed by self-represented parties in administrative hearings and find solutions to common problems.